About Natsumi Restaurant

Natsumi Breaks New Ground with Innovative Modern Japanese Cuisine. Barbara Matsumura founder of Haru Restaurants, has teamed up again with Chef Haru Konagaya to create this strikingly original destination. Two separate experiences in two adjacent sites, an elegant restaurant and a trendy Tokyo-chic bar/lounge. Natsumi specializes in modern Japanese cuisine with a touch of Italian ingredients; offering an array of creative dishes such as, sashimi arugula salad, new style yellowtail carpaccio, and lobster green tea ravioli. The innovative menu relies on unique preparations with dynamic flavors. The wine list is international, with white, red, sparkling wines, and champagne by the glass and bottle. The restaurant is divided into distinct dining areas, a cozy space with intimate booths, a sushi bar where diners can watch the chefs compose, and in the front, the windows open to the street. The whole room is infused with a warm golden glow and earth tones.

226 West 50th Street
New York, NY 10019
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Japanese, Sushi

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner : Monday - 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Tuesday - Friday: 4:00pm - 11:30pm, Saturday: 4:30pm - 11:30pm; Sunday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Broadway + 8th Avenue

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 258-2988

Website:
http://www.natsuminyc.com/

Catering:
Natsumi offers Seamless web, Local Delivery, and Off-Site Catering with Sushi Chefs.

Parking Details:
There are three parking garages located right next door to Natsumi Restaurant. The parking garages are located to the east, west (discount parking coupons are available for our guests, 4 hour parking $15.00), and practically in front of the restaurant.

Public Transit:
Subways: C E, 1, B D F V

Executive Chef:
Chef Haru Konagaya

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Wine

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Details
Sun 4:30PM - 5:00PM

Mon - Fri 3:00PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 4:00PM

Sat 4:30PM - 5:00PM

Natsumi Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.2

ambience

4.0

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (29)
Good for a Date (25)
Fit for Foodies (23)
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Cozy (12)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Good for Groups (9)
Great for Lunch (9)
Healthy (8)
Fun (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Late-night Find (6)
Tasting Menu (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
People Watching (4)
Romantic (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Spicy (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Tapas (2)
Vegan (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Chefs selection of Sushi was excellent. Also loved the short ribs.

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·Dined 2 days ago

Delicious food and ambience! I was also very impressed, because I put in a request for a birthday dessert surprise and they delivered with the slice of cake on the house. The seating was in an area where there was cold wind, and there was a space heater. There were some issues with the space heater working, but the waiter came over multiple times to fix it and make sure that I wasn't cold. For two people, it came to about $70. Highly recommend!!!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

On the website looks bigger than what it is, because it has a lot of mirrors. Food was ok, not superb. Server was not attentive, didn’t offer any refills, wasn’t busy to understand why he didn’t come to check on us. This place is good for a quick bite.

Tags: Quick Bite
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 (London)·Dined 5 days ago

La comida toda muy bien, pero sirvieron toda la comanda al mismo tiempo en la mesa, no respetando un orden de primeros y segundos platos, lo que hizo que los platos calientes, que iban de segundos platos, hubiera que tomarlos al principio... en fin, un poco desastre.
La comida sin embargo toda muy bien, buen ambiente...
Habrá que dar otra oportunidad y avisar en qué orden se quieren los platos.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Ein echter Geheimtipp für erstklassiges Sushi/Sasheni- top Qualität, super frisch und faires Preis-Leistungsverhältnis. Sehr freundlicher und bemühter Service. Gut gelegen.

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Good food and service, sushi tasty and fresh. Spicy lemon grass seafood soup could be a meal by itself!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Seated in corner padded seats that were great for a couple talking and enjoying. KingCrab dumplings are as advertised, very good! Sushi was very fresh and filled with flavor. The tempura breading is probably the best I’ve ever had. Overall very good experience and even better food.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 29, 2017

thoroughly enjoyed Natsumi. Very good sushi. Very much liked the options they offered.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Great sushi!!! Bar service and overall service!!!
Good suggestions!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Fun Japanese fusion restaurant conveniently located. Great food and service!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Sushi quality average. Pork cutlet too thin and dry with a strange sauce that was too vinegary in taste. Fine as a pretheatre quick bite.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Waiter was great! I forgot my cellphone and he gave it to me while I was exiting the restaurant!
Such a great guy!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Great place for a pre-theater dinner with friends we hadn't seen for a while. We all enjoyed being able to carry on a conversation without having to shout, and everyone enjoyed their dinner. We got a nice welcome, a very good server, and a nice experience there. It should be noted that this restaurant is in very close proximity to several theaters.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation
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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 17, 2017

If you like sushi (toro) you will love Natsumi. The best dish is (by far) Toro Lounge. The belly cut from tuna, salmon and yellowtail. My favorite sushi in NYC.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Space is tight (but what isn’t in NYC), food was good and delivered crazy fast, wait staff was super attentive.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Great sushi at a reasonable price. Best in the theater district

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Savannah)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Spur of the moment for a bite on an early Sunday eve did not disappoint. Sat at the counter. Service was friendly and efficient. beer cold. Fish quite fresh and well prepared as were different salads ordered. Adjacent lounge of the same name appeared more cozy and "hipper"
and were the photos shown in the ad...

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Casual, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

A fine dining experience. The staff and the Manager are great as well is the food. I will definitely continue to visit the establishment and recommend others. Worth the trip.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Late-night Find
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great cocktail, fresh and tasty sushi, and the tempura cheesecake is the perfect finish

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

I introduced friends to this place and they loved it. Great food and great service. We will be back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

The service was extremely bad and the server was very rude and did not help at all. I went there in a big group with my friends that were on vacation but I realized I picked the wrong restaurant.

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·Dined on November 3, 2017

The place is really nice. Sushi was really good and the staff was friendly. I suggest to make a reservation even during weekdays because it might be very busy!

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

Food was good, incredible value! Super convenient for after show dining

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Restaurant was very generic sushi. Fish smell was a little over powering. Too many great places in nyc to go here. Make this a quick stop if you want a roll right before a show.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great food. Been here before. Consistently good. Must try the fried cheesecake.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Everything was so good! We had three rolls—all equally good and great desserts!

Tags: Seasonal, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 19, 2017

I have been going to this restaurant for years and it is always excellent - delicious and creative food, excellent service and is a standout in the theater district. There is a large assortment of sushi as well as many traditional Japanese dishes to try. They always make me feel welcome when I am there and I always leaved pleased with my meal and the service. Highly recommended!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Interesting blend of flavors. Loved the steak teriyaki and the duck as main course. The endive salad was good too.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Excellent food, excellent service. 7 high energy people spending time together , I'm sure we were a handful. Our server handled every request with a smile. Phenomenal. Can't wait to go back.

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Best dinner we’ve had on this trip to NYC. Great location to dine before a show on Broadway. Food was awesome. Loads of choices even for a non sushi loving person. Attentive service. Fast and not overpriced.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Good for a Date, Authentic
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

Sushi quality is excellent, the decor is refined, and the service is very good!

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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Our best in NYC... everytime we go in New York (once or twice a year) we always have one or two dinner at this restaurant. The appetizers (hot and cold) and the specialty sushis are amazing... any pick is a great one...
A must in Midtown!

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Nice but expensive

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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Loved everything about this place

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 30, 2017

We shared small plates and sushi creations all evening for a party of ten .........what fun it was, great cocktail selection, sake, beer.........our server was terrific.........small space but that made it very personal

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Puerto Vallarta)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Buena comida japonesa comida japonesa comida japonesa comida japonesa

Tags: Casual
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 (Miami)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Excellent selection of sushi and dishes.
Service was amazing and the food was fresh and delicious!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Pretty basic. Ok atmosphere. Needs an updated interior

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Delicious. I'm a woman of few words- get the wolf hall roll and save enough room for the tempera cheesecake...best dessert I have ever had.

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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Best Japanese food we have had outside of Australia. Great Sushi

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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